Okay, so it's week 4 of this trying to get healthy stuff!!! I did fine while visiting with our daughters. On the way up (15 hour drive) we stopped for breakfast, and I ordered this decadent blueberry biscuit thing. Oh my it was good! However, for the rest of the day we didn't even stop except to pee and get gas. We had packed food to eat in the car. We took fruit, nuts, a couple of sandwiches, etc.... Everything was healthy. We actually had left early enough that we got to eat a late dinner at our daughter's house. Last week I wrote that my daughters cook healthy foods, well, their husbands do, too. That first night we had a very healthy and tasty pasta dish that our son-in-law fixed. We ate healthy foods all that week. Our other son-in-law is a great breakfast cooking guru! I will have to say that his biscuits were yummy and probably not so healthy, but at least we didn't smother them in gravy like we do down here in the South!!!
On the way home is when all the healthy stuff went out the window!!! We ate fast food all the way home!!!
My biggest downfall this week, though, was at church. My church hosted a Lenten Luncheon that several churches come together for each Wednesday during Lent. I fixed bean with bacon soup, which I must say was delicious, but not healthy at all with all that bacon (a pound and a half for the two recipes that I made). I also made these tarts that had graham cracker crusts filled with this Eagle Brand Milk, Cool Whip, and lime juice filling!! I topped them with blueberry pie filling!! Oh my, they were good. The thing is, though, that we had about 10 kinds of soups, at least that many types of sandwiches, and probably 20 different deserts. I "got" to help serve the deserts!!! Well, after looking at them while everyone else went through the line I decided that I had to taste the lemon squares, the apple cake, the sugar cookies, and well, let's just say, a couple of others, too. Then, that afternoon, the nursing home had a St. Patrick's Day party, which really was just eating cake and drinking soft drinks. My mom ate one bite of her cake and didn't want anymore, so I couldn't just throw it away!!! No siree-bob, I had to eat it for her, so that it wouldn't go to waste! It just went to my waist instead! Ha! Then, that evening we had our regular weekly family supper at church. The lady who provided the food had made this yummy spaghetti like pasta dish and Rice Crispie treats. I don't even like RC treats, but I had to eat one since she had gone to all the trouble to make them and even decorate them each with a piped shamrock.
Yesterday, I did much better. We did take leftover bean with bacon soup and leftover tarts to my in-laws, but we ate with them!
I have gotten some, but not much, exercise this week!
However, when I got on the scales a little while ago, they read 1_5.5, which is only one pound more that 2 weeks ago, so "WHEW" I feel pretty good.
Now, I'm getting ready to go eat lunch with two friends. I hope I will order a salad, or something equally healthy, but I haven't seen the menu, yet!
Then, we are going to a quilt show so I will be walking some this afternoon, at least!
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